Born: Apr 12, 1724 AD
Died: 1790 AD, at 66 years of age.
1724 - Born in Wallingford, Connecticut on the 12th of April.
1747 - Hall graduated from Yale College and studied theology with his uncle.
1749 - He was called to the pulpit of Stratfield Parish.
1751 - His pastorate was a stormy one: an outspoken group of parishioners opposed his ordination.
1752 - He married Abigail Burr of Fairfield, Connecticut, however, she died the following year.
1757 - He married again to Mary Osborne.
1775 - He was admitted to a seat in Congress.
1783 - In January, he was elected an early governor of the state -- a position that he held for one year. While governor, Hall advocated the chartering of a state university, believing that education, particularly religious education, would result in a more virtuous citizenry.
1793 - Died on the 19th of October at the age of 66.
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